Bridget Riley’s relationship with the National Gallery, London, began as a young artist. Through her career her engagement with the institution has continued – as both trustee and exhibiting artist – and this book celebrates the connection in full. “The authors discuss the significance of paintings from the Gallery’s collection that Riley chose for exhibition alongside her own works, and they explain how the fluid lines of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, together with their palette of ochres, salmon, greens, and light blues, translate into the abstracted shapes that appear in Riley’s work.”

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Briget Riley’s work is on view at the National Gallery through May 22, 2011.

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